a0schweitzer writes: France's former Minister of Culture, among others, has written a report for the French governement. This report recommends taxing Google, Yahoo, and other big advertising companies, as well as ISPs, in an effort to counteract the lost revenue that music and movie companies are facing due to piracy:
"A report financed by the French government recommends that Google, MSN, Yahoo, and other big advertising companies--as well as Internet service providers--be taxed, with the revenue set to help fund the music and publishing sectors.
There is nothing that requires the French government to adopt any of the report's proposals. But the proposals are important in that they reflect France's apparent distrust of Google's impact on creative community."